Swelling And Redness In Thumb

Swelling and redness can occur in the thumb usually in cases of traumas resulting in fracture or dislocation. The symptoms can also occur as a result of other conditions such as bacterial infections and inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis of the thumb.

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Should I rest or work out my thumb after a sprain?

Query: Hi doctor, I sprained my thumb last week. I still have some pain but grip, strength and movement are increasing. Can I skip a doctor visit? At first, my thumb was swollen and redness was present. I could not bend it at all. After using R.I.C.E, the swelling has decreased to near normal and it is mu...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your description of pain, the presence of swelling and redness and its site of maximum tenderness makes me worry about what is called the "gamekeepers thumb". This is the injury of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the thumb. If that is the injury then you should ...  Read Full »

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